Thomas Cornell Academy

  • Dr. Edward Beglane, Principal

    Grades Pre-K – 6

    School Website -

    15 St. Mary's Street • Yonkers, NY 10701 • (914) 376-8315

    • Literacy Across the Curriculum • Explicit Learning


  • School Theme

    Literacy Across the Curriculum

    • A rigorous academic program of instruction focused on the social, emotional, and intellectual development of each child
    • Weekly Character Education and Academic Themes shared and taught by students throughout the year during morning announcements. Themes include: I always persevere by…, a 'growth mindset' means…, being a respectful student means…
    • Focus on English language development through verbal and written communication, emphasizing mastery of literacy skills across the core subjects of English language arts, social studies, mathematics and science
    • Comprehensive approach to writing
    • Emphasis on Tier 2 Vocabulary Words throughout the curriculum
    • Students who participate in vacation reading logs earn books donated by Family-to-Family
    • Infusion of technology to enhance student learning for the 21st century
    • Parent engagement is a key factor to student success that is encouraged through "Book Marches" to the Riverfront Branch of the Yonkers Public Library and walks to the Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak and other neighborhood civic educational institutions such as the Science Barge and Beczak Environmental Education Center.
  • The Partners

    This school works closely with:

    • Andrus
    • ShopRite
    • Family-to-Family
    • Yonkers Riverfront Library
    • The Dannon Company
    • Family Service Society of Yonkers
    • YWCA
    • Sarah Lawrence College
    • Center for the Urban River at Beczak
    • St. Joseph's Hospital